National Historical Publications & Records Commission

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants
May 2014

PUBLISHING HISTORICAL RECORDS –New Republic through the Modern Era
Projects that document major historical figures, and important eras and social movements in the history of the nation.

George C. Marshall Foundation
Lexington, VA       $29,700
To support a project to edit the final volume of the Papers of George Catlett Marshall, a documentary edition of the historical records of the 20th-century military leader, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, and creator of the Marshall Plan after World War II.

Ulysses S. Grant Association
Starkville, MS       $43,490
To support a project to prepare an edition of the Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, a documentary edition of historical records of the 18th President of the United States.

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN       $47,440
To support a project to edit the Correspondence of James K. Polk, a selected edition of the letters to and from the 11th President of the United States.

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN       $105,000
To support a project to edit the Papers of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA       $81,110
To support a project to edit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers, a documentary edition of historical records of this 20th-century Civil Rights leader.

SUNY College at Old Westbury
Old Westbury, NY       $52,030
To support a project to edit the Clarence Mitchell, Jr., Papers. As director of the Washington Bureau of the NAACP, Mitchell worked to promote civil rights through legislation and executive action.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation
Springfield, IL       $96,830
To support a project to edit and publish an electronic edition of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. This project is preparing a comprehensive edition that will include both images and annotated transcriptions of Lincoln’s papers.

University of Maryland
College Park, MD       $118,700
To support editorial work on the Freemen and Southern Society project, a documentary edition of the history of the emancipation of slaves in the United States. This award will support work on volumes tracing Federal dealings with freedmen in the southern states.

University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA       $58,070
To support a project to prepare "Walt Whitman and Post-Reconstruction America" as part of the online Walt Whitman Archive, a collection of historical documents by and about the 19th century American poet.

George Washington University
Washington, DC       $168,750
To support a project to edit the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, a documentary edition of the historical records of the 20th-century First Lady and human rights advocate.

Indiana University-Purdue University
Indianapolis, IN       $52,060
To support a project to edit the Frederick Douglass Papers, a documentary edition of the historical records of this 19th-century African American social reformer, orator, and statesman.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Brunswick, NJ       $90,320
To support a project to edit the Papers of Thomas A. Edison, a documentary edition of the historical records of the late 19th/early 20th century American inventor and entrepreneur.

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA       $87,750
To support the editing of the Presidential Recordings project, a documentary edition of the audio recordings made by six U.S. Presidents from 1940-1973. This grant will assist the preparation of online editions of John Kennedy’s recorded conversations relating Civil Rights and Richard Nixon’s telephone tapes from 1971.

New York University
New York, NY       $76,130
To support a project to edit the Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger, a documentary edition of historical records of this 20th-century social activist.

INNOVATION
Projects that are exploring innovative methods to improve the preservation, public discovery, or use of historical records.

George Washington University
Washington, DC       $130,405
To support a three-year project to explore innovative methods to facilitate the preservation and use of social media collections by developing viable preservation tools as well as collection development, records and metadata capture, and storage policies.

DOCUMENTING DEMOCRACY: ACCESS TO HISTORICAL RECORDS
Projects that promote the preservation and use of the nation's most valuable archival resources.

City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK       $185,599
To support a two-year project to process and describe 1,211 cubic feet of records, 1890-2013, documenting the founding of the City and its municipal development.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI       $109,152
To support a two-year project to create online, item-level descriptions for a collection of 1,660 oral histories housed at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs.

East Carolina University
Greenville, NC       $56,290
To support a project to process the Institute of Outdoor Theater collection (approximately 300 linear feet) dating from the 1920s to the present.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Los Angeles, CA       $137,500
To support a two-year project to process key collections from the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, including the records of the Motion Picture Association of America.

South Dakota Department of Tourism
Pierre, SD       $62,400
To support a project at the South Dakota State Historical Society to complete the arrangement and description of the backlog of unprocessed collections held by the State Archives by processing 1,766 cubic feet of state and county records.

Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore, MD       $69,556
To support a 15-month project to undertake detailed processing of five key collections in its holdings: the photograph collection, the audio/visual collection, the curatorial exhibits collection; juried and invitational exhibits records, and education department records.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD       $23,872
To support a 16-month project to execute a workflow for creating EAD-compliant collection records and finding aids for regional and university records.

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV       $77,463
To support a project to process and create online descriptions for the records of the Western Shoshone Defense Project, which document a decades-long legal battle between two Western Shoshone ranchers and the U.S. government over control of ancestral tribal land in Nevada.

University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR       $136,851
To support a two-year project to process at the detailed level the papers of James Guy Tucker, Jr., a Vietnam veteran, state attorney general, U.S. congressman, and governor of Arkansas (1992-96).

Pennsylvania Heritage Society
Harrisburg, PA       $60,456
To support a project to undertake the detailed processing of 11 series of records at the Pennsylvania State Archives from the Office of the Governor, covering the administrations of Milton Shapp (1971-79), Richard Thornburgh (1979-87), and Robert Casey (1987-95).

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, PA       $96,710
To support a two-year project to process 13 collections that document business and industries in western Pennsylvania, 1844-2002.

Maryland State Archives
Annapolis, MD       $142,000
To support a project to process and digitize 111 series of county records consisting of manumissions and certificates of freedom, issued in 17 Maryland counties and Baltimore City, covering the period 1774-1869.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
San Francisco, CA       $75,000
To support an 18-month project to survey its backlog of audiovisual and photographic materials and process approximately 300 linear feet of these historical records.

University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX       $49,686
To support a project to convert 290 finding aids describing 19th- and 20th-century collections documenting labor history, relations with Mexico, American music, the oil industry, politics, and civil rights, and upload EAD finding aids to Texas Archival Resources Online.

Museum of Chinese in America
New York, NY       $100,812
To support an 18-month project to process and describe 512 linear feet (31 collections) documenting the Chinese immigrant experience.

CONTACT: Keith Donohue, NHPRC Communications Director, Keith.Donohue@nara.gov, 202.357-5365.

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